Jo-Ann Wallace

Jo-Ann Wallace headshotJo-Ann Wallace is the President and CEO of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA). She was previously NLADA’s Senior Vice President for Programs, responsible for oversight of both the Civil Legal Aid and Indigent Defense Program agendas. From 1994–2000, Ms. Wallace served as Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), widely regarded as the nation’s model defender agency. She began her work in the equal justice community as a special education advocate with Greater Boston Legal Services and is a graduate of New York University School of Law.

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